Policies on using social networking sites to screen job candidates 2011

This survey details whether organizations have a policy in place regarding the use of social networking websites as a tool for screening job candidates in 2008 and 2011. Some 56 percent of respondents in 2011 stated that their organization has neither a formal nor informal policy on this issue.

Does your organization currently have a policy regarding the use of social networking websites to screen job candidates?

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Source

Release date

August 2011

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2008 and 2011

Number of respondents

471 (2008) / 531 (2011)

Special properties

HR professionals with the job function of recruitment/staffing

Method of interview

Email survey

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